Are you aged 16-19? The Youth Guarantee Scheme provides the chance to study for free for up to two years, and can support you with transport and pastoral care.
Alert Level 2 at NorthTec - Online learning will continue as much as possible. Where a return to campus is necessary, tutors will contact students directly.
About this programme
This programme provides a mix of theory, technical skills and practical farm work. It’s ideal if you’re already working in farming but want to up skill or formalise your work experience, or if you’re new to the industry and want to acquire some fundamental knowledge before pursuing a future in farming. Most of your training will take place on farms in real-life situations, and the programme can also prepare you for further study in agriculture.
What you will learn
This programme focuses on general skills needed to work in the agriculture industry, that aren’t directly related to core livestock or arable farming. You will study a range of subjects which, depending on the farm location, may include:
Checking and Reporting on Stock
Elementary Tractor Driving
Fencing - Electric and Conventional
Health and Safety
Quad Bikes - Elementary
Students will also have the opportunity to participate in any other farm activities that are part of the farm calendar, eg milking, silage making, shearing and stock work.
All applicants must:
be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences
be able to read, write and communicate in English at a basic level
be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.
New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Level 2)
Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions